Our Publisher’s Assistant, Alex, recommends Kelley Armstrong’s latest thriller, City of the Lost. City of the Lost is available now as a digital download and unabridged audiobook CD: Audible, Audiobooks.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, NOOK Audiobooks, iTunes, Libro.fm, and IndieBound
I am a mystery reader/listener.
I am a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong.
I am a sucker for a headstrong yet emotionally vulnerable main character.
I am also an extraordinarily happy person thanks to Kelley Armstrong’s newest audiobook—City of the Lost. Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows someday the crime will catch up to her. Casey’s best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana’s husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, the two decide to get the hell out of town.
Diana has heard of a town made for people on the like them. You must apply to live in Rockton, and if you’re accepted it means walking away entirely from your old life and living off the grid in the wilderness of Canada: no cellphones, no Internet, no mail, no computers, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council’s approval. As a murderer, Casey isn’t a good candidate, but she is a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder. Soon after arriving, Casey realizes that the identity of a murderer isn’t the only secret Rockton is hiding—in fact, she starts to wonder if she and Diana might be in even more danger in Rockton than they were in their old lives.
Kelley Armstrong is a well-established, best-selling author of adult urban fantasy and fantasy YA. Her Otherworld series was adapted as a show on the Sci-Fi channel, and her most recent publication in the U.S. was the third and final book in the YA Age of Legends trilogy. City of the Lost is an absolute must-listen for any Kelley Armstrong fan. Casey Duncan is a recognizable character to fans who loved Elena Michaels of the Otherworld series, as well as current listeners of the Cainsville series who love Olivia Taylor Jones. The audiobook is also a great listen for newcomers to Armstrong’s work. With a compelling mystery, a town mostly cut off from all other civilization, and a handsome brooding town sheriff, it’s the perfect addition to any thriller-lover’s TBR list.
Hear narrator Therese Plummer bring Casey Duncan to life—with all of the glorious sass and vulnerability that makes her such an easy character to love—in an excerpt from the City of the Lost audiobook: